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May 2011 Blog Posts (10)

The CFFO Commentary: Charting the Unknown Territory of Source Water Protection

By Nathan Stevens

May 27, 2011

 

Ontario is taking steps to protect our source water. However, we really don’t know what sort of impact this protection will have on farmers and their livelihoods. The requirements farmers may face, and the manner in which this process develops, will greatly impact agriculture’s support for the Clean Water Act.

 

There are a variety of options that source water committees are able to use to improve water quality. These range from…
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Added by CFFO Blog on May 27, 2011 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

The CFFO Commentary: Key Questions for a Changing Agriculture

By John Clement

May 20, 2011

 

Farming is changing. And it’s not just changing in the scale of operations we now have, or the increasingly diverse markets we now supply. It’s also changing in how we view the vocation of farming and how it connects to rural communities and our fellow farmers. Simply put, our emphasis on the business of farming now often overshadows other dimensions to farming that we used to take for granted.

 

At the core of this change is predominately the… Continue

Added by CFFO Blog on May 20, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Social Change Creates Evolving Standards for Farmers

By Nathan Stevens

May 13, 2011

 

There are times when a series of events come together and force change within an otherwise stable industry, game, or community. The status quo can change over time as new knowledge or societal expectations emerge. A perfect example is the shift in attitude towards head-shots in hockey. The question arises – are there uncomfortable areas within agriculture that are not being dealt with because the pressure to change isn’t great enough…
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Added by CFFO Blog on May 13, 2011 at 11:39am — No Comments

On Site Ethanol Processing - Use of crop waste

I would like to start a discussion regarding On-site ethanol processing.  I believe that 'decentralized' production of ethanol using waste from farm crops is a niche that has not been exploited.  The problem with the large ethanol plants trying to workout the cellulosic ethanol problem is the cost of the enzymes for pre-treatment of the waste products.  However, if a farmer can process the waste him/herself on his own farm using his waste or even his corn and then use the ethanol in his/her own… Continue

Added by Richard Edmonds on May 9, 2011 at 12:32pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Promise of Federal Farming and Food Strategy Needs to Deliver

By John Clement

May 6, 2011

 

Now that the election signs are being gathered up and put away for another four years, it’s time to consider some of the implications of a majority Conservative government for Canadian agriculture. And nothing may be a greater opportunity for farmers than a commitment by the newly-elected Conservative government to create a new national farm and food strategy to guide and support agriculture over the…
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Added by CFFO Blog on May 7, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Supreme Court ruling is good for farming

By Mark Wales, Vice President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture

 

On April 29, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled against allowing exclusive representation for farm workers. Eight out of the nine judges supported this decision. This is welcome news for the entire agriculture sector in Ontario and our provincial leaders should be applauded for vigorously defending this…

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Added by OntAG Admin on May 6, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Baxter Black: It Could Be Worse.

Added by Joe Dales on May 5, 2011 at 11:17pm — No Comments

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Ridgetown Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting – May 22, 2018

Extremely wet over much of the area, with up to 6.5” (162.5 mm) of rainfall over the past two weeks. Little planting progress on the heavy clay soils of Essex, Lambton and West Elgin. Grower’s mood has remained good, but is starting to turn as June approaches. Crop heat unit accumulation has been good, with accumulations approaching 400 CHU’s. Wheat, weeds, and anything that has been planting are developing quickly.

Pest watch: scouting for cereal leaf beetles

Growers and crop scouts across the province may want to be on the lookout for cereal leaf beetles in their fields.

KICK THE DIRT with Grape Growers of Ontario

KICK THE DIRT…is not your average winery tour. It’s an exclusive behind the scenes experience to see first-hand the dedication of Ontario grape growers, using expertise and hands-on labour to grow the wines you love right in their own vineyards.

Diplomat Fungicide Now Available

Flowers Canada Growers is very pleased to announce that the biofungicide Diplomat 5SC (polyoxin-D) is registered and available for all greenhouse ornamental uses against Botrytis spp.

Axter Agroscience Inc: Results of Farm Testing of Biostimulant Exceed Expectations

The R&D team and management of Axter Agroscience Inc. ("Axter"), a company that specializes in the production and distribution of foliar nutrient solutions and biostimulants for major crops (wheat, soy, corn), are pleased to announce the results of 141 farm trials carried out from 2015 to 2017 at 94 farms located throughout Quebec and Ontario

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